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  • A Generic Reliability and Risk Centered Maintenance Framework for Wind Turbines 

    Jagannath, Dwarakanath (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    Operation and maintenance (O&M) are significant contributors to the cost of energy in wind industry. To reduce the cost, effective maintenance strategies have become an indispensable part of operational decision-making for ...
  • Genetic algorithm to solve a multi-objective scheduling problem 

    Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    Energy is expensive and a potential way to reduce energy consumption may be through using intelligent scheduling techniques. In this paper, we propose a genetic algorithm to solve a single machine scheduling problem where ...
  • A global learning experience in supply chain logistics management 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Barut, Mehmet; Kilic, Kemal (2004)
    Global competition created multinational supply chains where raw materials from different countries are manufactured in a country, marketed in another, and consumed by consumers in different countries so that cost ...
  • Healthcare facilities: Planning for increasing extreme heat events 

    Huber, Art; Overcash, Michael; Sadkhi, Anas; Rabanimotlagh, Ahmad; Twomey, Janet M.; Yazici, Hulya (2014-06-03)
    Hospitals and healthcare buildings are energy intensive units due to the specific requirements to maintain patient comfort, meet standards for a bacteria and virus free environment, and deliver patient services. Besides ...
  • Heuristics for energy efficient vehicle routing problem 

    Talaei, Majid (Wichita State University, 2012-12)
    US logistics cost of 1.397 trillion dollars in 2007, which stands for more that 10 percent of the total GDP of the country justifies any attempt of reducing it. Transportation followed by inventory-carrying and logistics ...
  • Hospital patient-care and outside-the-hospital energy profiles for hemodialysis services: report of two cases 

    Soltani, Seyed A.; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M.; Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015-06)
    Studies investigated the patient-care (in-hospital) and outside-the-hospital energy consumptions for delivering the hemodialysis (HD) service. A life cycle inventory methodology was used for this patient-based analysis for ...
  • Hospital radiology department overhead energy estimation 

    Esmaeili, Mohammad Amin; Jahromi, Ashkan S.; Twomey, Janet M.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Overcash, Michael; Dominquez, Fernando; Thomas, Nicholas; Mcadam, Ashlee (IEEE, 2011-05)
    The interest in the energy management is found in every sector of the economy. This is true of the commercial sector which includes the healthcare industry. The focus of this study is on estimating the overhead energy ...
  • An IDEF0 model for a terrorist resistant Global Supply Chain (GSC) 

    Tay, Choon Ling (Bobby) (Wichita State University, 2009-05)
    After the infamous terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 in the United States, the world has become increasingly vulnerable to terrorist activities. International businesses that function through Global Supply Chain ...
  • Identification and Improvement of Medical Care Inefficiencies at a Resident Clinic -- restricted access to full text 

    Huffman, Brittany (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    A resident primary care clinic serves as both a teaching facility and source of health care to lower income patients. A local primary care resident clinic has been identified in order to analyze how effectively access to ...
  • Identification and mitigation of bottlenecks in complex production system 

    Narayanasamy, Pradeesh (Wichita State University, 2010-12)
    A production system is a system where the raw materials are converted to finished products. A production system is classified in to two types based on the products processed namely single product production system and ...
  • Identifying users' characteristics critical to product selection using Rough Set theory 

    Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A consumer's purchase decision making process is very complex. It is obvious that the set of product functional features has a major role in the purchase decision. However, for a same product, users may have different ...
  • Impact of crane availability during the construction phase of the wind farm 

    Krishnamurthi, Ranjith Kumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The availability of the high capacity crawler cranes at the project site during the construction phase of the wind farm may help the turbine assembly rate, which may significantly vary due to the terrain at the project ...
  • Impact of riveting sequence, pitch and gap between sheets on quality of riveted lap joints 

    Faishal, Kazi Aman Ullah Mohammad (2006-12)
    This thesis presents a study on the effect of controllable process parameters in riveting (i.e., such as the sequence of riveting, distance between rivets (pitch) and gap between sheets) on the quality of riveted lap ...
  • In vitro stability study of organophosphonic self assembled monolayers (SAMs) on cobalt chromium (Co-Cr) alloy 

    Bhure, Rahul; Mahapatro, Anil; Bonner, Carl; Abdel-Fattah, Tarek M. (Elsevier, 2013-05-01)
    Surface modification of Cobalt Chromium (Co-Cr) alloy is being investigated as a possible solution to the biomedical challenges arising from its usage. Self Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) of organophosphonic Octadecylphosphonic ...
  • Incorporating environmental index as waste into value stream mapping 

    Patil, Amar S. (2005-12)
    In today’s fiercely competitive environment, the goal of any enterprise is to make money now and in the future (Goldratt, 1992). In order to fulfill this goal, an enterprise should eliminate waste embedded in the value ...
  • Industrial facilities non-process energy 

    Bawaneh, Khaled; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M. (Taylor & Francis Inc, 2014-04-18)
    In this study, published information on non-process energy use, which includes lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and particulate control, for industrial buildings has been analyzed and compiled and ...
  • Industrial facilities overhead energy estimation 

    Bawaneh, Khaled; Overcash, Michael; Twomey, Janet M. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014-06-30)
    In this study, two important techniques for estimating the nonprocess energy in industrial and manufacturing buildings were examined. The building energy data for two industrial facilities were collected and analyzed. The ...
  • Industrial facility nonprocess energy life cycle information 

    Bawaneh, Khaled (Wichita State University, 2011-12)
    In this study, published information on nonprocess energy use, which includes lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and particulate control, for industrial buildings has been analyzed and compiled and ...
  • Integrated maintenance and production planning with energy consumption and minimal repair 

    Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram; Nezami, Farnaz Ghazi (Springer, 2014-10)
    In this study, we analyze an integrated production-preventive maintenance planning problem where product processing times are affected by machine degradation. Preventive maintenance and repair can return the degraded ...
  • An integrated performance measure approach for system reliability analysis 

    Wang, Zequn; Wang, Pingfeng (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015-02)
    This paper presents a new adaptive sampling approach based on a novel integrated performance measure approach, referred to as "iPMA," for system reliability assessment with multiple dependent failure events. The developed ...